By Syeda Maryam Alam, Karachi
The Harry Potter Books are my favorite. The story follows when a one-year old Harry’s parents are murdered by a dark wizard called Voldemort aka Tom Riddle who also tries to kill Harry but unfortunately fails to do so due to Harry’s mother who sacrificed herself and protected him with all her might, thus Harry becomes the first person ever to survive the killing curse and become known as ‘The Boy Who Lived’. The story is beautifully written and all the 7 books are mysterious and will make you love them. At first I hated the Harry Potter series but reading it changed my mind completely it really made me feel like a potterhead. Harry Potter bought lots of changes into my life, I owe Rowling for writing a book worth reading for and that’s the reason why I am recommending you this book series and why the eighth book is released.
The Lord Of The Rings is a high-fantasy novel written by English author J.R.R Tolkien. The story refers to its main antagonist the Dark Lord Sauron who had in an earlier age created the One Ring to rule the other Rings Of Power as the ultimate weapon in his campaign to conquer and rule all of Middle-Earth. It is another incredible novel. You might have watched the movie but the book is a lot more different than the movie. It is also one of the most thrilling novels of all time.
Sometimes what you need is a laugh. Diary of a wimpy kid is a hilarious book series of a middle school boy named Greg Heffley who is fed up of his family and wants to be away from them and his ambition is to be famous. This is one of the bestsellers. Overall there are 11 books and all of them are unputdownable and thrilling so if you are having a boring or a gloomy day, grab the Diary Of A Wimpy Kid series!
The unforgettable, heartbreaking story of the unlikely friendship between a wealthy boy and the son of his father’s servant, The Kite Runner is a beautifully crafted novel set in a country that is in the process of being destroyed. It is about the power of reading, the price of betrayal, and the possibility of redemption; and an exploration of the power of fathers over sons—their love, their sacrifices, their lies.
Thomas, the sixteen years old hero, remembers nothing about himself except his name. His memory has been wiped, as have all the memories of the Gladers, the teenagers who inhabit the maze. The only thing Thomas can recall is that he must solve the Maze to save himself and the other Gladers. The maze is gigantic and the fifty boys who are caught in it live on a farm in the middle of the maze, an area called the Glade. Every day a small number of the boys, the Runners, leave the Glade and head out into the unknown to find a way out and Thomas wants to become one of them. A marvelous novel this is.